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just moments away, in normal joke or homegrown jihadist? we will allow the latest on those being held in a live report. >> i am hot about this. >> metro could be making some major changes. >> a cold blast from coast to coast. we will check out the gripping cold. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.o-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good friday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we have made it to friday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> it is a cold one out there. i am still trying to warm up. first day of the real deep
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freeze. >> it will be even colder tonight. tomorrow morning, and a lot of steam out there. falls church, 23. 22 in rockville. adam caskey is out in the storm chaser this morning. it will be a cold morning and a cold afternoon. upper 30's. gusty winds will make it feel even colder. cold today. a little better tomorrow. it will be cold. no trouble for the upcoming weekend. let's check in with lisa baden. >> park police are on their way to beat baltimore washington parkway. be careful heading to laurel. interstate 95 had some work going on in the chilly temperatures southbound close to 198. thishould be pulling those barrels out of the roadway soon.
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-- they should be pulling those barrels o of the roadway soon. we look good in springfield on 95. the red is headed southbound. this is new hampshire avenue. it is rolling and a good pace. hopefully will have newschopper 7 later. >> thank you. five local men are under arrest for their apparent ties to terrorism. >> we are learning the men have met with u.s. officials but so far have not been charged with any crime. matt brock is a live with the latest on this story. good morning. >> details are hard to come by. it is a world away. officials are not so forthcoming with what they found on these men. local police official in pakistan says they have the goods on these guys.
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howard university dental student ramy zamzam disappeared after thanksgiving. >> he is a normal guy. he has a 4.0 gpa. >> he is believed to be among the men arrested. authorities say he and four ends made contact with al qaeda through facebook. there are believed to of traveled to pakistan to get training but were reportedly turned away because they did not have anyone to vouched for them. >> there were mercenaries. they were there and they could have done anything. they have u.s. passports. >> a local police chief said officers found maps highlighting known terrorist hideouts. this supports their case. one of the man's mothers pass says this man is a victim caught
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in a political firestorm. >> they are fighting each other and their involving other families. they're coming over here to the country. >> right now these men appeared to be in limbo of sorts. they are not charged with anything. they are still being held. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a top cockeyed leader has been killed in pakistan. he was one of at least for taken down in a drone attack in the western part of the country. he has not been identified. it is not the top two. the northern virginia community college student who allegedly tried to kill was math professor will be in court today. he faces attempted murder
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charges. he was upset about failing grades. nobody was hurt. the gun apparently jammed. 8 shake-up at metro is in the works. jim grant says metro will soon announce a reorganization and management changes. there could be an announcement as early as today. there were blistering comments yesterday at a senate conference by barbara mikulski. >> i am hot about this. my observation is they think having a meeting about the problem is solved the problem. >> she testified metro has been paying lip service to oversight and accountability. metro has been in the spotlight since a june crash but killed nine people. it has been a year since bernie madoff was arrested.
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most of his victims are still trying to recoup their losses. he is serving a 150-year says intense. authorities are still trying to tell yet how much he's sold. the house will take a final vote on a bill to overhaul the financial industry. it would give the government even more power and would set up a new council to monitor the financial system. 2/3 of the nation is now covered with snow after the first major winter storm of the season. temperatures are barely in the double digits in chicago. the new parking meters froze. it caused numerous power outages. more than 120,000 lost power in michigan. hanukkah begins stepson down
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tonight. the arlington police chief lit a unique menorah. it was carved entirely in ice. it featured an open skating session with food and music. >> it is a beautiful mindoro. residents of our choosing green over purple. >> it is back to the drawing board for the purple line. >> 8 $2,000 fake. time is not as valuable as the salahis thought it was. >> a helping hand for the holiday season. 5:07, 25 degrees.
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5:10, only 22 degrees. adam caskey live in the storm chaser. we're supporting the jack diamond morning show as they are doing their annual toy drive for
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toys for tots. we will talk more about that when jimmy alexander comes out here. come on out here. it is not that cold. you can warm up in the storm chaser. we're in the teens in some locations. myersville, 17. even downtown, only 23. cold today. a lot of sunshine and breezy. highs only in the upper 30's. some locations in the lower at 30's. >> right now in virginia, things are fine on the green light and the toll road, 66, and 395. nothing to report of the wilson bridge or the american legion bridge. nothing to report northbound heading into frederick. there has been a crash on the baltimore washington parkway.
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it will close the 1 park. at97. they will have to: investigation reconstruction crew. northbound will be closed at 197. i will try to determine if you can get on to the parkway from 198. i do not know the entry to that yet. new developments in the saga of the party crashers. tarp salahi recently turned over a watch to pay a landscaping debt. a watch expert determined it is an imitation of a patek phillipe watch and it is worth about $100. the salahis sent a check to the landscaper which they say will cover of the bill. >> i am starting to get the sense they are living a lie. >> i know. is there a chance he knew it was a fake?
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>> who knows? i do not want to go there. 5:12, only 25 degrees. >> taking aim at big bonuses. we willave a live report. >> president obama's whirlwind trip to norway.
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you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. thiss "good morning washington," on your side. in our top stories, u.s. officials have visited five local men arrested in pakistan. they asked for training from a group linked to al qaeda but were turned down. a father of one of the suspects
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is also in custody. they have not been charged with anything. >> there could be a management shake-up at metro. jim graham says an announcement could come as early as today. lawmakers have been critical of metro after several safety lapses. >> president obama is on the way back to the white house after excepting the nobel peace prize. they attended the nobel banquet norwegian royal family. he is the first sitting president to receive the nobel prize. the battle is intensifying over the plan to build a purple line. the tracks would run from bethesda to new carrollton. part of the line would run through the capital crescent trail. the line is projected to be one of the most heavily used transit projects in the entire nation.
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5:1. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with lisa baden. it is so chilly out there. t at least is dry. correct that will help us out in deep. coming out of the neighborhood, some wind knocked some trash cans over. brian will tell us about that. we hope it is not too windy so we can have newschopper 7 up. we will send them to laurel, maryland. traffic has been detoured onto 197, you'll be forced to use 29, route 1, or interstate 95. northbound accident is under 198. they will have fought to document this correct. they are heading to the scene. this just unfolded within the last 20 minutes. northbound close between 197 and
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route 32. you cannot get on the parkway northbound from 198. this is what is happening on 270 and that is not much. back inside. >> outside, and we're checking in some places that are showing scenes for temperatures this morning. not even too far to the west. 17 degrees in myersville. 19 in berryville. one of our downtown stations, 23. factor in the wind and it does feel colder. wind chill factors in the teens across the area. temperatures will only get into the 30's at best. the winds will be 10 to 20 miles per hour. we are looking at a cool stretch. there is concerned about some energy coming down the pike on sunday. we should be seeing maybe a few
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wet snowflakes changing over to some rain, cold rain. not a big travel worry. not the best of weekend for the second half. saturday looks like the best day. a big chill as early as next wednesday. >> thank you. amazon on demand. the new shopping site did use a digital download when you buy a dvd. >> offers instant gratification when ordering a select dvd's and blue rays. they are offering a new program. you will be able to stream of them instantly using amazon on demand. the offer is available for a few hundred titles. apple has been rumored to be on a tablet computer.
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they have been baten to the punch. it looks like a giant iphone. it is designed for surfing the web. it has a camera for the video conferencing. it sells for $500. the company is taking pre orders. barnes and noble's highly nook ereader started arriving in stores this week. they will not go on sale until after the holidays. the nook offers tw screeno and the ability to offer books to friends. cracked there is a lot of potential surrounding the nook, but there are too many torn virtual pages of for me to recommend it over the kindle. >> you can read the column on
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this is a folding chair with a heated seat. a battery powers the seat. it can be recharged in two hours. it is sold for $120. for more information, log onto the tech page at those are your tech bytes. i am vinita nair. >> all right. 5:21, 25 degrees. >> cincinnati head coach has to abandon his coach after leavidig the bearcats. >> later on "oprah," the price is right post drew carey.
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good morning. it was the wizards and celtics last night. the wizards did not get a rebound in the second quarter.
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they trailed by5 but they did come back. the wizards loss. antawn jamison gets to rebound. takes it back over his head. how about that shot? ties it at 98. the celtics push it. rajon rondo. how about this? he slams in. 69 seconds remaining. the wizard still had a chance. he throws up a bad shot with plenty of time left. boston wins 104-102. brian kelly is the new head football coach at notre dame. he has won 23 games the last two seasons. brian kelly, the new head football coach at notre dame. have a good day, everybody. >> thank you. the government is cracking downn big bonuses. linda bell is joining us with
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details. >> we have more of the nation's top executives that may soon be facing pay restrictions. today is the day that can feinberg is expected to release compensation limits for executives at six companies that have not paid back tarp funds. he set pay limits for the 25 highest paid executives in october, and that includes aig, citigroup,, and chrysler financial. bank of america is now off of that list because they pay back tarp money earlier this week. look at stock index to tears, indicating gains. investors positioned themselves. donald's was among the stocks that gained yesterday. there will start offering $1 and breakfast menu starting in january.
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they allowed sausage biscuits among the menu selections. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. back to you. >> thank you. 5:27,
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back to "good morning washington." happy friday. we were talking how it felt like it really long week. >> the rain day through a soft. we're glad it's friday. it is cold outside. >> we have cold weather that has descended upon us. it will be sticking around. we're keeping track of some of the coldest temperatures would have seen so far this season. 19 in hagerstown. 22 in warrenton. the district is in the 20's. it feels like the low teens when you factor in the wind. through the afternoon,
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temperatures will not climb out of the 30's. mid and upper 30's is the best we can do. >> pay attention. 95 and 66 are doing ok. 28 manassas crash is blocking the left lane. we will take you live to 270 before 370. a single vehicle is stalled in the highway. baltimore-washington parkway northbound disclosed because of a crash that will be closed for most of the morning. that is vitrine 197 and 32. >> thank you. we have breaking news. officials in pakistan say they will deport the five americans. >> family members of the men are speaking out, denying they have committed any crimes. matt brock has the latest
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information. >> the alert coming from the associated press minutes ago saying these men will be deported and they are on their way home. it is not clear what circumstances they will face when they get here. we do know pakistani official said they tried to make contact with al qaeda or al qaeda groups through facebook. one official said they were mercenaries for jihad. the could have done anything. they had access to many points that others would not have had access to. they say they found maps highlighting some terror hideouts, an e-mail account, and a private telephone the supports their case. nonetheless, it appears they are headed home. family members say they're just regur guys. >> i think he has a 4.0 gpa.
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>> the howard university student would be a dentist in about three years. it is still to be seen whether or not he will return to school. we are waiting for federal officials in this country to tell us what exactly will happen to these men next. matt brock, c 7 news. >> thank you. the private security firm known as blackwater may have had deeper ties to the cia as previously thought. security guards working for the contractor took part in raids against suspected militants in afghanistan between 2004 and 2006. the guards provided security but did not take part in the actual commissions. controversial spending bill
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has passed the house. it contains more than $500 billion for programs like medicare and medicaid and a 2% pay raise for workers. it lists bans on d.c. budget which allows the city to help pay low income women for abortions and allows marijuana for medical purposes. metro is about to announce a big shake-up and substantial management changes. jim graham tells "the washington post" there could be an announcement as early as today. barbara mikulski said she has no confidence in metro. there have been 11 metro-related deaths in the past year. police are investigating a double shooting death has left one man dead. police believe a man killed his
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grandfather and then tried to kill himself. police are trying to determine a motive in this incident. it happened in landover. neighbors say they heard the shots. correct it was kind of liked, pop, pop, pop. >> did you call the police? " i did not. i heard police activity after words. >> demand has been identified but his grandson -- the man has been identified but his grandson remains hospitalized. sheila dixon is appealing her charge. she was found guilty of taking gift cards. the dispute between counsel and mayor fenty is heating up. members are upset they were
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cleared through the council and that many of the projects are being headed by a frat brother of mayor fenty. 5:36. one in six americans have been infected with swine flu. precentors for disease control says there has been 50 million cases of the h1n1 virus up until last long. 200,000 people have been hospitalized and nearly 10,000 have died. the swine flu vaccine should be available to everyone in virginia by christmas. thomas jefferson high school is still the best high school in the country. the use of test scores to determine how well students are being educated.
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this is the third year that thomas jefferson has taken the number 1 spot. after more than 10 years, diane sawyer will say by to "good morning america." she is moving to the ening shift. george stephanopoulos will take place on the couch. juju chang is also joining the morning team. she will take over for chris cuomo. you can see and i am's farewell -- you can see diane's farewell and the new news team after this broadcast. >> i somehow think diane will not be getting more sleep. they say and we have heard it confirmed that she does not go to bed on sunday nights. she stays awake and does ""good morning " felt any sleep.
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still ahead, a court room face-off. erin andrews will meet the man accused of secretly taping her in the nude. >> we will go back live to adam in the nude. >> we will go back live to adam for a check on
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>> i am more thought of the united states army band. our holiday d concerts are this weekend atar constitution hall. on behalf of the many women and men, happy holidays and good morning, washington. 5:41. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. before we get there, one school to play to pass along. garrett county will be opening two hours late. >> let's get right out to adam caskey. it is freezing out there, 25 degrees. >> it is colder out here in rockville. it is 22 at the storm chaser. this is the first morning all year i have had to break up the winter hats. it is cold outside. some areas are in the teens. we' supporting the jack diamond show.
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we will talk more about the toys for tots drive. germantown, 18. herndon, 19. fredericksburg, 20. upper teens, low 20s. wind chills, down near 10. it is cooler in some outlying areas. gusty the entire day. a good day tomorrow. sunny, a little warmer. >> when you say it is a special day, you took got your winter hats. that is funny. not much is happening on the highways in virginia. we look pretty good. 95, 66, i-395 are good. we zip on over to the american legion brge. the baltimore-washington parkway is closed northbound. it is a fair cross between 197 and 32. it will be closed for hours.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. checking our top stories. five local students arrested in pakistan will likely be deported
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back to the united states. officials cite the men tried to join up with it militant group but they returned down. they have not been charged with anything. >> metro is about to undergo a shakeup and substantial management changes. jim graham tells "the washington post" there to be an announcement as early as today. barbara mikulski said she has no confidence in the transit agency. >> financing for poor countries remains front of mine. over $3 billion a year have been committed for that purpose. president obama will talk about america's plans to combat global warming at a conference next week. be careful what you wish for. there was a fight over holiday directions -- decorations. philip stewart has more. >> instead of no displays at the
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loudoun county courthouse, they will now allow anything, and we do mean anything. the christmas tree will be there along with an interfaith display. there will also be a poster parody of the 12 days of christmas. it mocks the government and references birth control. >> i will not be going anywhere near the courthouse. >> the board of supervisors insist it had no choice but to allow it. >> we get into trouble if you start winnowing it out. >> this started when all displays were banned next -- last month. after complaints, they have changed their minds. that led to these unusual requests. >> it should be a holiday
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festivity timed and we should be learning about other people's religions. >> that was philip stewart reporting. 5:49. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we do want to update you on school delays. garrett county schools will be open two hours late. grant county will be opening two hours late. adam caskey is in rockville. did you call it storm chaser the babe chaser? >>ndiana has doug hill's -- it has doug hill's picture on this side of it. " i tell the kids sometimes the girls wink at me when i drive up sometimes. it is really funny to get a reaction out of them. so sometimes we quality babe
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chaser. it is a cold morning. coldest so far of the season. some locations are in the teens. let's check some temperatures. it is cold and gusty out here. near 10 degrees in some areas. 21 in martinsburg. 26 in fairfax. la plata, 28. a wide spread pretty much everywhere in the 20's, which is about 15 to 20 degrees cooler than we had yesterday at this time. grant the winter hat and the gloves and the path winter jacket you have because you are going to need it. we do have some warm-up in the future and precipitation. brian, you were in my dream last night. you bought alison starling a portishe.
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quite a gift giver. >> i thoug we were not doing gifts this year. wow, a porsche. maybe a matchbox porsche. at least he was not winking at me. outside we are in the low 30's. you cannot wink anytime you want, buddy. brisks sunshine. notice, plenty of sunshine. temperatures not out of the 30's today. 40's tomorrow. our next storm system approaches on sunday. there could be cold or rain on sunday. a that is what the forecast shows. near 50 on monday and tuesday. lisa b., what is up? >> we have good stuff on 95 in virginia. we have plenty happening on the highway up this morning. baltimore-washington parkway
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northbound will be closed between 197 and 32 so they can document a crash. green lights all around between father hurley boulevard and the beltway. nothing complicated on route 4 or route 5. we are in good shape. we go to springfield live in the camera. now back to the news desk. >> thank you. it wil be justice for erin andrews. an insurance executive will reportedly plead guilty to interstate stalking charges after secret taping her in the nude. her lawyer said she will be in court when michael barrett enters that plea. he could face up to five years in prison. >> that will be an awkward moment. >> it is such an awful story. >> discuss it was in a -- was on a mission city after city. >> discuss it was in a -- was on a mission city after city. 25 degrees.
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debate over health care reform. he could be another weekend session for lawmakers. >> president obama is heading home after accepting the nobel peace prize. he heads back overseas next week to attend a climate conference in copenhagen. we have news in the fight against breast cancer. >> something you may already be taking can be helping to fight that disease. certain osteosis process -- sir and osteoporosis drugs may make it more difficult for tumors to grow. >> women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer may want to think about cutting back on alcohol. a study found those who drank at least three or for alcoholic beverages a break had a 30% chance of the cancer coming back. the risk is even higher in overweight and post menopausal women.
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we have more to come in our second hour. >> we will how the latest on the breaking news. those five americans under arrest in pakistan will be deported. we will have a live report. >> whether winter is hitting 2/3 of the country. -- winter weather is hitting 2/3 of the country. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. we're a solar system. mars is down...and... um, it's only 10am. who hasn't had their jimmy dean breakfast this morning? mmmm! now lets orbit i feel awesome. you're all awesome. jimmy dean breakfast sandwiches, fight the morning fade.
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a normal joke or homegrown jihadist? we will allow the latest on the five americans under arrest in pakistan. >> i am hot about this. >> after getting ripped on capitol hill, metro could be making some major management changes. >> a cold blast from coast to coast. we will take -- we will check out the winter chill. "good morning washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. 6:00 on this friday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us on this cold front it morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >>


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